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The Team

Meet the dedicated team of the Center for Workplace Mental Health.

Darcy Gruttadaro, J.D.
Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health
American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Darcy Gruttadaro joined the APA Foundation in 2017 as the director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health. As director, she is developing and implementing the Center’s strategic direction and continued growth. In this role, she will develop strategic relationships and collaboration with employers, business groups representing employers, colleague organizations and other key stakeholders. Before joining the Center, Ms. Gruttadaro served in multiple senior level positions with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This work focused on initiatives to expand access to effective mental health services and supports for people impacted by mental health conditions. Ms. Gruttadaro has extensive experience in advocacy, policy and programmatic approaches to expanding evidence-based practices, improving early intervention, securing insurance coverage for mental health services and building a broader array of effective services and supports that promote resiliency and recovery.

Prior to NAMI, Ms. Gruttadaro worked with national organizations representing managed care organizations in analyzing state and federal insurance laws and regulations. She also practiced law with the Harris Beach law firm, concentrating her legal practice on health care and mental health related issues. She served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. Ms. Gruttadaro earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University and a JD from Western New England University School of Law.

Emma Jellen
Associate Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health
American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Emma Jellen is the Associate Director for the Center for Workplace Mental Health at the American Psychiatric Association Foundation where she develops innovative, high impact web-based educational content and resources for employers to advance workplace mental health. Emma builds external relationships with corporate leaders, and produces the Center’s monthly Mental Health Works publication. 

Prior to her current role, Ms. Jellen was the Program Manager for the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) Support and Alignment Network (SAN) Grant awarded by CMS.  Over the 4-year grant period, the APA more than exceeded its goal for the Support and Alignment Network, training over 3,500 psychiatrists in the collaborative care – and worked with Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs) to provide resources and technical assistance for implementation of the model.  In that role, Ms. Jellen managed trainings, and coordinated with outside agencies, partnering organizations, and PTNs in promoting the Collaborative Care Model. 

Prior to joining the APA, Ms. Jellen served as the Director of Communications and Member Relations for the DC Hospital Association (DCHA), where she focused her efforts on hospital-wide population health and value-based purchasing initiatives and programming for DCHA’s 14 hospital members.  To date, Ms. Jellen has worked for several healthcare non-profit associations, including the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).  Ms. Jellen found her passion for mental health policy working early in her career at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) as Policy Associate in the department of Government Affairs and Clinical Practice.

Ms. Jellen earned a B.A. in psychology from Clemson University.

Lilia Coffin
Operations Manager
American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Lilia joined the APA Foundation in September 2016 and oversees donation tracking, donor relations, and provides programmatic support for the Foundation. In addition, she manages marketing needs, the websites, social media and general public outreach. She is often found at the Foundation booth at APA meetings throughout the year. In her past roles, Lilia helped manage the American Registry of MRI Technologists' Annual Meetings and worked in wine sales and as executive assistant at Schneider's of Capitol Hill. Lilia holds a B.A. from Purchase College at the State University of New York.

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